How GOP Gerrymandering Is Disrupting the House

Today gerrymandering today is a different game – played on a national scale, operating with 21st century digital efficiency, capable of overruling the popular vote. It has baked gridlock into our political system.

A Perfect Portrait of Corporate Crime

Volkswagen has long been known for strict, top-down decision making, with even minor matters requiring the OK of its governing officials. The company’s premeditated, systemic betrayal of consumer trust is no small thing
Jim Hightower
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House Republicans: Anti-Government and Ungovernable

Unable to govern and unwilling to be governed, the deepest dysfunctions of the House Republican conference are rising to the surface, as the party struggles to choose a new speaker.
Terrance Heath
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More Free Stuff for Corporations

Some rich guys and GOPers actually contend that government should take the taxes paid by workers and give that money to corporations to improve worker wages and working conditions.
Leo Gerard
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Wingnut Week In Review: Men Behaving Badly

This week, a bunch of Republican Congressmen made fools of themselves during their own hearing to bring down Planned Parenthood. It was farcical from beginning to end.
Terrance Heath
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GOP House Leadership Line-up: Extreme as They Wanna Be

As John Boehner eyes the exit, and House Republicans prepare to vote for new leadership next week, the line-up for the post-Boehner House GOP leadership is all white, all male, and as extreme as they wanna be.
Terrance Heath
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Government Stays Open; The Folly Continues

House Speaker John Boehner's resignation helped keep the government open for another 72 days. But the wingnuts who claimed his hide are on the march. Folly rules. And we all suffer the consequences.
Robert Borosage
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Wingnut Week In Review: Papa Don’t Preach

Pope Francis came to town in Washington, DC, this week, calling for a “revolution of tenderness,” and bringing his powerful messages on climate change and poverty to Congress. Naturally, wingnuts don't want to hear it.
Terrance Heath
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Jeb! Sticks Foot In It — Again

Jeb Bush says Pope Francis should keep his climate views to himself because he's not a scientist. But the Pope actually is a scientist. He is a chemical engineer.

The GOP’s Can’t-Do Attitude

The second Republican presidential debate shed light on why the GOP doesn’t want to do anything about climate change. Sen. Marco Rubio led the charge against shifting to green energy. That can't-do attitude could drown Rubio's home state.

First They Came For The Ex-Im Bank…

Republicans don’t believe that the American government should do things that make the American people’s lives better, so now they are threatening to shut down the whole government. Again.

Meet The Real Carly Fiorina

The Republican establishment appears to have decided that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will save it from Donald Trump. Will Fiorina do for America what she did to HP?

GOP: No Bootstraps for You, Baby!

Scott Walker should be a cautionary tale to the GOP. His ratings plummeted after he released his anti-union screed last week. Americans oppose union busting because they know unions are a path to achieve the American Dream.
Leo Gerard

What Will Pope Francis Say This Week?

Pope Francis arrives in America on Tuesday, meets with President Obama on Wednesday, addresses Congress on Thursday and the United Nations on Friday. But no one knows exactly what he wants to accomplish.
Bill Scher
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Wingnut Week In Review: Clockmaker

A 14-year-old high school freshman and budding scientist build his own clock, and brought it to school to show his teacher. Instead, he got arrested, and wingnuts lost their minds. Because he was Muslim, of course.
Terrance Heath

The Republican Foreign Policy Consensus: Lunacy

This weeks' GOP presidential debate displayed candidates who not only scorn all things Obama, but brandish foreign policy postures so unhinged from reality they made Donald Trump sound reasonable.
Robert Borosage

The GOP Agenda (Or Lack Thereof)

To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old emails. Not climate change, not growing inequality, or our tattered justice system — just Clinton's emails.
Donald Kaul

Why Conservatives Want the Kim Davis Saga To Be Over

Anti-gay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis has gone back to work, and back to square one. Although she shows no signs of going away, conservatives want Davis' saga to be over — and soon.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: The Truth Hurts

Things got ugly this week, when Fox News anchor Shep Smith told the truth about Kentucky county clerk, and anti-gay theocrat, Kim Davis. The truth hurts, and wingnuts didn’t like it one bit.
Terrance Heath

Jeb Bush’s Voodoo Economics, Same As The Old One

The tax plan the Republican candidate has released this week shows he is as wedded to failed conservative economic orthodoxy as his relatives and the rest of the Republican political leadership.
Isaiah J. Poole

Why Kim Davis Isn’t Quite The Martyr She Intended To Be

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, seemed set to become a full fledged right-wing martyr/saint. Then a funny thing happened on the way to her canonization.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: Mountain Out of a Molehill

This week, President Obama gave a national landmark its name back. Wingnuts tried to make a mountain out of that molehill. Meanwhile, a Kentucky county clerk goes from standing in the chapel door to sitting in jail.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Week In Review: Have They No Decency?

Wingnut reactions to the on-air shooting of two Roanoke, Virginia journalists brings to mind the famous question Joseph N. Welch asked Sen. Eugene McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” No, they don’t.
Terrance Heath

Trump’s Tropes

Commentators still dismiss Donald Trump as a summertime fling. But Trump's tropes are not simply ravings. They are making a case that many Americans want to hear.
Robert Borosage

Wingnut Week In Review: BatTrump

This week, Donald Trump gave the 2016 presidential election its best unofficial campaign slogan yet. Meanwhile, the Duggar family is proving harder to get rid of than a coldsore.
Terrance Heath

Shielding Wall Street from the Ravages of Bigotry

Former right-wing senator Phil Gram seems to have developed a new empathy for people who are demonized. He turned up on Capitol Hill recently, wailing that overpaid corporate chieftains are actually — get this — victims of public bigotry.
Jim Hightower

Katrina and Conservative Failure, Ten Years Later

Ten years later, the Bush administration's failed response to Hurricane Katrina is a heartrending example of conservatism's most devastating failure, and its most catastrophic success.
Terrance Heath
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